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I Have Had Spinal Surgery

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 67 People

    I Am Looking At Having Disc Replacement

    ia there anyone who has had disc replacement? if so could you please send me details of your experience and how has it effected you since having the surgery. at the moment i am only being offered FUSION.
    englishrose24 englishrose24 51-55 1 Response Oct 29, 2010

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    I am having a spinal fusion on my lower back.

    The disc is gone! Mr I showed compressed nerve. Tops of my feet hurt. And right leg pain is unbearable at times. The neuro surgeon said my pain would be completely healed because only 1 disc is involved. Can the nerve be permanently damaged? I hope not! The pain is awful. I'm...
    sourapplemix sourapplemix 46-50 3 Responses Feb 15, 2014

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    Spinal Surgery

    i had emergency spinal surgery on nov.22 after falling 17 ft. off a ladder at work.they gave me a t-10 l-3 fusion and a cage.1 of my vertebra was crushed and the other was destroyed.i now have neurogenic bowel and bladder.theres pain of some sort everyday,but ican walk and do...
    billbuzz billbuzz 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    I'v Had 5 Spinal Surgery's And Have a cage around my disc in lower lumbar

    August 27th 2007 was my first spinal fusion of my whole upper spine then december 4th 2008 I had my lower section fused, Febuary 2nd 2010 I was opened up from neck to tail bone area so they could Try and clean out an infection. 4 months later I started getting a fever of 104.5...
    karinaleavens karinaleavens 18-21 10 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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    I Am Writing This For Anyone Thinking Of Having Spine Surgery

    I want to share my experience, in case it helps anyone else: may what happened to me never again happen. I only ever went to the "best" surgeons. Surgeon #1 trained at the Mayo, taught at an Ivy league medical school, and had wall plaques coming out of his ears - with a very...
    LightHealing1000 LightHealing1000 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 10, 2010

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    Spinal Fusion July 30, 2013

    I had spinal fusion surgery on July 30th of this year. When I woke up I was in sooooo much pain. They said the first 24-48 hours is the worst - they were not kidding! I didn't think I would make it through the night but I did and they got me out of bed and walking the next day...
    GenH GenH 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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    S1 Fusion Charite Disc Replacement At L4/5

    Hi everybody so good to find this forum .i had my surgery in 2008 on the Gold Coast .All went well however I was told I could go back to everything ,work( pool builder) exercise with no restrictions .I did this as I had to to support my family and run my business .I think this...
    Wolffy1 Wolffy1 51-55, M 2 Responses May 26, 2013

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    Spinal Stenosis

    Hi fellow pain endurists, only desperate people like me will know how it feels to live in a never ending world of pain... unfortunately have been diagnosed with osteoarthritits/spinal stenosis which has been the cause of unbearable sciatica for the past 6 months. I had to leave...
    Sanree Sanree 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    My Past Operation

    I had a scoliosis since my childhood, +50ΒΊ degrees, and evoluting, i was operated and fortunately, everything went well. Now i'm fine, although after first month of operation i had many pain.
    Tvfc Tvfc 18-21, M Jul 28, 2013

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    Emergency Thoracic Fusion

    In October of 2008 I went to my primary care doctor for my annual physical. I told her I had been having a lot of pain and that my back felt like it was broken. After xrays and MRI's they told me I had a herniated disc that was putting pressure on my spinal cord and that I needed...
    Sambouka Sambouka 31-35 Dec 22, 2009

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    Microdiscectomy @ L5/S1

    Microdiscectomy at L5 S1 HI Everyone, Would like some advice/comments good and bad with regard to my experience of recent surgery. First off here's my story. Twelve years ago I experienced a pro-lapsed disc which left a snag pushing into my sciatic nerve. Despite having two...
    Warried Warried 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 3, 2013

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    Just Had Spinal Surgery For Spinal Stenosis

    I would just like to share my surgery, I am 26 female, and on March 21, 2013, I went to the emergency room because my right leg was paralyzed, they ran a MRI and within 2 hours of having the MRI done, I had a Neurologist come into my room and tell me that I had to have spinal...
    MeiDio MeiDio 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    My 360 Spinal Fusion

    Hi, my name is Janice and 3 weeks ago I had a 360 spinal fusion with hardware at my l4 l5 and s1. This was to correct a broken vertabrea and two ruptured disks. I also had alot of nerve pain in both my legs that caused them both to feel like pins and needles and it just kept...
    jgoodwin104 jgoodwin104 22-25, F Oct 19, 2012

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    Spine Surgery For Spondylolisthesis.

    I had surgery for Spondylolisthesis by Dr. Michale Hasz of the Virginia Spine Institute. I found Dr. Hasz as well as the Institute's staff to be among the most professional I've encountered for anything anywhere. I am healing just fine and can see good improvements.
    Spondylolisthesis Spondylolisthesis 66-70 Nov 15, 2012

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    Neck Pain

    Hi, I have had an anterior discectomy with decompression and fusion in 2003 on c5 - c6 (for those who know the surgeon enters through the front of the throat to access your spine (neck).  Also, in 2009 I had another C6-c7 this time decompression surgery and disc...
    clwainwright clwainwright 41-45 2 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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    2 Failed Back Surgeries

    iva had 2 different l5-s1 discectomies, now contemplating a fusion, im scared as hell, i watch youtube videos and it is scaring me even more...im sure i wont feel anything while in surgery but leading up to it is killing me,and also thinking about the recovery isnt helping none...
    jojo713 jojo713 36-40 1 Response Apr 29, 2013

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    On the 19th I had my first lower lumbar surgery.

    I broke my back November 11, 2012. I'm scared now. after the surgery the surgeon stated that I will need it fused in a matter of years. I'm have been so independent even after the injury. I find it so hard to ask for help to pick things up off the floor. Or to even put on socks...
    BrandiLyn09 BrandiLyn09 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I had it at gosh when I was 8.

    Near the end I had a strange hankering for water. Missed 3 months of school. MSG me if u wanna know more 😜
    Nickstar13 Nickstar13 13-15, F Aug 10, 2014

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    Neck Pain Is Better

    I had spine surgery in October 2008. The doctor fused C-2,3,4 because of herniated disks and arthritis. I had been in a lot of pain in my shoulder and neck and was losing the feeling in my hands. The surgery went fine and I was home within 24-hours. Two or three days later when...
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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    In January 2014, I was diagnosed with scoliosis. I had a 37 degree curve. By April, I had a whopping 60 degree curve. So I had to have spinal fusion surgery. It was done in October...
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    At age 11 diagnosed with scoliosis back in 1980, got my brace at age 13, never wore it): please young girls wear your brace! My spine continued to curve, surgery was recommended...
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    I had double jaw surgery 2 and a half years ago. I'm not happy with the result although my bite has improved a lot since the survey. I want a redo but I'm broke and I don't wanna...
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    I just had a huge knee surgery last week. I think I am becoming depressed about it because I can't go out anywhere, I can't go to school, I can't see my friends ect. The whole...
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    I had a ******* azming week, I had 2 track meets and both were fun and just a good week but I didn't get to talk to this girl for the past 2 days
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    I'm pretty positive that about only one person has ever had a crush on me:/
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    I had a great week, I asked out a girl I like and she said yes, I had algebra EOC for 2 days it was hard as hell, track ended I'm a little sad about it, I saw my old friend Chris...
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    I'm the youngest of seven kids. I'm thirteen. The only ones of my siblings I live with right now are my brothers. In 2007, my grandfather passed away due to brain cancer. I...
    bandnerdawilson bandnerdawilson 22-25, F May 9

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    gave my boyfriend head in his car in a parking garage today, he came all over his pants and had to walk around with the stain for the day
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    Me and my mom had sex and after that I can't go back
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